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Eight skateboards once used by pro skateboarders, but now featuring handwritten song lyrics by Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Metallica and others, went on display last week at L.A.'s Grammy Museum. On Friday, legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and recording artist Ben Harper held a press conference there to discuss the Tony Hawk Foundation's Boards and Bands fundraising initiative -- aimed at building skateparks for at-risk youths -- which will be the beneficiary when an auction of those skateboards concludes on Thursday. As of Sunday night, the high bid for the board with Macca's "Blackbird" lyrics was over $18-thousand, while Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" board and one from the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch had both just eclipsed $10-thousand. For more info or to bid, go to www.BoardsAndBands.org.
Martin Scorsese's documentary on George Harrison, Living in the Material World, is now being shown on Facebook.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrapped up the 2012 U.S. leg of the Wrecking Ball tour Thursday in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. Springsteen opened the show with the tour premiere of "Surprise, Surprise," by himself on acoustic guitar. The band was joined by Arizona resident Sam Moore of Sam and Dave on "634-5789," and New Yorker Garland Jeffreys came out for "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," along with Jarod Clemons, son of the late Clarence Clemons and cousin of E Street sax player Jake Clemons. Up next is Mexico City on Monday, followed by the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York on Wednesday.